COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Economic Development Project Funding and Application Assistance

Are you pursuing grant funding for an economic development project and need some assistance? We can help enhance your application or make sure your application is ready for review! Contact Augusta Meyers at for assistance.

COVID-19 Recovery Resources

Funding Opportunities for Small Businesses

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) resumed on January 11, 2021. It provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently offering:

Other PPP information

Technical Assistance

MRCOG staff are available to assist with:

  • Reviewing grant applications
  • Locating potential funding sources
  • Assistance adjusting local ordinances to allow for creative use of spaces to meet COVID-19 regulations, for example:
    • Temporary outdoor events
    • Temporary outdoor dining
    • Sidewalk dining
  • Facilitating and hosting virtual trainings


  1. Reopening
  2. Local Business Organizations
  3. Communities

Resources for Reopening

  • Increasing your online presence
    • Google has created resources aimed at helping small  businesses increase their online presence.
    • Facebook for Business can help you set up online gift cards and vouchers to help support your business.
  • Guidance for reopening and following regulations